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Malayalam actress assault case: Dileep hires a new lawyer

Actor Dileep, who was earlier represented by advocate Ramkumar, is now said to have hired senior advocate Ramanpillai to fight his case in the High Court.

Manigandan KR

According to the industry sources, actor Dileep, who has been arrested in connection with the kidnap and sexual assault of a popular south Indian actress, has decided to opt for a new lawyer.

The actor, who wields a lot of clout in the Malayalam film industry, had until now been represented by advocate Ramkumar.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the actor has now employed senior advocate Ramanpillai to represent him in the High Court. 

It may be recalled that the actor was denied bail twice, first by a court in Angamaly and next by the Kerala High Court.

Ideally, the actor must have next headed to the Supreme Court to present his case and apply for bail. But then, sources suggest that the actor had been advised against doing so, as both the earlier courts had made some strong observations while dismissing his bail plea. Dileep has, therefore, decided to approach the High Court again, for bail.